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File:P G T Beauregard by Richard Clague.jpg|right|thumb|Pierre G. T. Beauregard as a young man, painting by Richard Clague '''Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard''' (; May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893) was a Southern United States|Southern military officer, politician, inventor, writer, civil servant, and the first prominent General officers in the Confederate States Army|general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Today he is commonly referred to as '''P. G. T. Beauregard''', but he rarely used his first name as an adult. He signed correspondence as '''G. T. Beauregard'''. Trained as a civil engineer at the United States Military Academy, Beauregard served with distinction as an engineer in the Mexican–American War. Following a brief appointment as superintendent at West Point in 1861, after the South seceded he resigned from the United States Army and became the first brigadier...
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